Summary: National Climate Change Adaptation Research Plan for Human Health - First edition
This is a summary of the National Climate Change Adaptation Research Plan (NARP) for Human Health, developed in 2009 to identify research required to provide decision makers within government, industry and communities with the information they need to effectively respond and adapt to the impacts of climate change on human health.
This NARP was updated in 2012 to reflect the contribution of new research to practitioner knowledge needs, as well as the evolving requirements of practitioners.
Climate change poses direct and indirect risks to human health. Direct risks include physical injury and deaths arising from extreme events such as bushfires, floods and heat waves. Indirect risks include geographic shifts in the range of infectious diseases transmitted by mosquitoes, and mental and physical health consequences from social and economic disruption and dislocation due to prolonged drought.
Please cite this publication as:
McMichael, A, Weaver, HJ, Berry, H, Beggs, P, Currie, B, Higgins, J, Kelly, B, McDonald, J & Tong, S 2009, National Climate Change Adaptation Research Plan for Human Health – Summary, National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility, Gold Coast, 4pp.
View the full suite of Human Health NARP projects here.
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